Were You Injured in a DC Rollover Car Accident?
Contact a DC Rollover Car Accident Lawyer Today.
When you are involved in a car accident, especially a car rollover accident, a DC rollover car accident lawyer can help. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward with your life after a car accident in Washington, DC. We understand you have lots of questions:
- Will you be able to provide for your family if you cannot work?
- How will you get to work if your car was damaged?
- How will you pay for your medical bills?
- Will your injuries result in lifelong health problems?
The DC rollover accident lawyers of Regan Zambri Long can answer all your questions. If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident, or if a family member was killed, in Washington DC, contact the experienced car accident attorneys of Regan Zambri Long. Call us at (202) 960-4596 for your free consultation.
Types of Motor Vehicle Rollover Accidents
More than half of all rollover automobile accidents involve only the car that rolls over. Only 12% of auto accidents occur as a result of making contact with another vehicle involved in the auto accident. Rollover accidents occur in several places. For example, a rollover accident occurs on the:
- shoulder of the road, or
- divided roadway or highway median.
Most rollover auto accidents occur on the roadway.
What Are Common Injuries in Rollover Car Accidents?
A car crash where a car rolls over can be fatal to the driver and passengers in the car that rolls over and in other cars involved in the auto accident. Common car accident injuries are:
- traumatic brain injuries
- catastrophic injuries such as extensive burns, loss of a limb, spinal cord injuries, or injuries causing paralysis
- other serious injury such as broken bones
Are Rollover Auto Accidents Serious?
Yes, they are usually very serious. In fact, nearly 97% of vehicles that rolled over had to be towed as they were not driveable after the accident occurred. The physical injuries suffered by car accident victims can also be very serious.
This is why a car accident claim is often filed on behalf of injured victims for their personal injuries and property damage after an auto accident happened. A Washington DC auto accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for your personal injuries in a personal injury lawsuit.
What Causes Rollover Auto Accidents in Washington D.C.?
Most car rollovers in and around Washington, DC are preventable. The most common causes of a rollover motor vehicle accident are driver error, vehicle instability, poor road conditions, and inadequate car maintenance.
Rollover car accidents can occur when a motor vehicle becomes unstable on a turn. Instability is affected by a car’s center of gravity. The higher the center of gravity, the more likely a car is to roll over.
The likelihood that a car will roll over when taking a turn too quickly is also influenced by the vehicle’s width. A narrow and tall vehicle, such as an SUV or extended-height van, is more likely to tip over and roll because it is more top-heavy.
Approximately one-third of vehicles involved in rollover motor vehicle accidents were SUVs and vans. If a vehicle hits a curb, a pothole, a bump in the road, or any other object while the car is traveling at a high speed, the vehicle may start tipping over, and roll, causing a traffic accident.
Improper car maintenance.
If a car is not maintained and serviced properly, it can lead to a rollover accident. Common maintenance issues that cause preventable accidents are poorly maintained tires, low tire pressure, worn or bald tires, and defective brakes.
The way a person drives can cause serious car accidents. For example, if a driver accelerates or brakes too quickly on a turn, a car can roll over and cause serious personal injury. When drivers go faster than the speed limit, especially in rain or other poor weather conditions, a car can roll over, especially while turning or taking a curve.
There are other driver actions that can cause a rollover situation, such as distracted driving, texting while driving, fatigue and falling asleep, driver error, engaging in a dangerous maneuver, and drunk driving.
Poor road conditions can cause a vehicle to roll over and result in an auto accident. Conditions that can lead to an accident in Washington, DC include rain and snow, potholes, and raised structures in the road. These conditions are more likely to cause a rollover accident when a driver is acting negligently or recklessly. Examples of negligent and reckless driving include distracted driving and drunk driving.
Were You Involved in a Washington DC car accident?
If you suffered injuries in a Washington, DC rollover accident, the car accident attorneys at Regan Zambri Long can provide a free case evaluation. If your loved one was killed in a car rollover accident in Washington DC, the skilled car accident attorneys of Regan Zambri Long can help you file wrongful death claims against the responsible parties to pursue compensation for your losses. Call an experienced car accident lawyer to learn how our legal team can help you.
A DC Car Accident Attorney Can Give You the Legal Representation and Advice You Need
When you suffer serious injuries in a rollover accident, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, other lost income, property damage, and other kinds of compensation.
The person responsible for the car accident may be required to compensate you for your injuries. That could be the driver of the car, the driver of another vehicle, the person responsible for maintaining the vehicle, or the company or city responsible for maintaining the roads.
Sometimes more than one person is responsible. Pursuing all responsible parties will ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your personal injury.
Drivers Can Be Liable For Your Losses
A driver who drives negligently or recklessly can be held responsible for the car rollover accident. If a crash happened because of negligent maintenance or repair, the repair person or their company may also be held responsible for rollover accidents and your property damage and personal injury.
Proving Your Case Can Be Challenging
Even when car accident victims pursue compensation, it can be difficult to get the money you deserve. A DC car accident lawyer can help you through the complex process of car accident cases. In personal injury cases, an experienced car accident lawyer will be able to show
- who was at fault,
- that you were not at fault,
- the injuries suffered were caused by the rollover accident
- property damage to your car resulted from the traffic accident
Insurance Companies May Deny Your Claims
In a car accident case, an insurance company may try to deny your claims. They could do this by offering a settlement too low to cover lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. If a settlement payment too low to cover your medical expenses and other losses is offered to you based upon an insurance adjuster report, a DC car accident attorney can help.
Reach out to Regan Zambri Long at (202) 960-4596 to speak to an auto accident lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve, starting with a free consultation.
Do Not Delay in Speaking with Our Auto Accident Attorneys
Under Washington D.C. law and Maryland law, you must file your claim within three years of the car accident. If you do not, you will not be able to pursue your claim. In Virginia, you have even less time: two years from the date of the car rollover accident.
If you do not file your claims within these time frames, which are called “statutes of limitations,” you will not be able to receive compensation for your losses and injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rollover Accidents
1. What compensation can I receive after Washington, DC car accidents?
If you pursue a claim in court against the driver or others, it will be considered a personal injury lawsuit. If you pursue a claim on behalf of your family member who was killed in a car crash, it will be a wrongful death lawsuit. Both provide “full and fair compensation” for losses suffered as a result of the crash. This includes compensation for medical bills, other medical expenses, at-home care, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning potential if your loved one died, physical pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Examples of serious injuries that can lead to compensation include broken bones, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, amputation, and the like.
2. Who do I file a claim against after Washington, DC car accidents?
It depends on the cause of the car accident. If the car rolled because of the driver, you could sue the driver. For example, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and the like can be the cause of a rollover accident. The driver’s insurance company would likely be the one to pay any compensation to you after the driver files insurance claims with their insurance company or insurance companies.
If the accident was caused by poor vehicle maintenance, improper car manufacturing, or poor road conditions, then you would sue the party responsible for those things.
In many personal injury cases, there is more than one cause. For example, a poorly maintained car may lead to tire blowouts that occurred because the driver was speeding. In cases like this, you can file a claim against multiple people and companies.
3. What makes Regan Zambri Long stand out from Washington, DC car accident lawyers?
The lawyers of Regan Zambri Long have extensive negotiation and trial experience handling rollover accidents cases in Washington, DC. Each experienced accident lawyer is able to advise our clients successfully based upon our years of experience in situations that may be similar to yours.
Our law firm is made up of a dedicated group of trial lawyers. Our lawyers represent accident victims with empathy and consideration. We are passionate about helping victims and their families put their lives back together and move forward in the best way possible after a rollover accident.
Our personal injury lawyers are among the top lawyers in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Each accident lawyer at Regan Zambri Long has received many honors and awards. Some of the credits our lawyers have earned are:
- Top 10% Super Lawyers (out of 80,000 lawyers)
- AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
- “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C.
- Board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a certification that less than 1% of Washington D.C. Metro area lawyers have obtained
- Board-certified as a Senior Specialist” in Civil Pretrial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Listed in Best Lawyers for Washington D.C.
4. Is a Washington, DC car accident lawyer at Regan Zambri Long expensive?
If you suffered injuries in a car accident in Washington, DC, you may have lost wages and mounting medical bills while you try to recover but are unable to work. Or you may be unable to work in the same way as you did before the car accident. Because we know how challenging it can be after a Washington, DC rollover car collision, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge attorney fees to you unless we recover money for you in court or a settlement.
Why Choose Regan Zambri Long as Your Washington, DC Car Accident Lawyer?
At Regan Zambri Long, we help victims navigate the complexities of a personal injury claim following a Washington, DC car crash. We have decades of experience handling car accident claims in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. For example, we recovered $10.6 million for a car accident victim who suffered injuries including paraplegia, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury.
If the car accident lawyers of Regan Zambri Long take on your Washington, DC case and establish an attorney-client relationship, we will conduct a complete investigation of the accident, review the police report, contact witnesses, review medical records, estimate compensation, and hire expert witnesses if necessary to testify about your injuries and the negligence or recklessness of the driver and any other potentially at-fault parties.
Our Washington, DC lawyers negotiate with insurance companies and the at-fault parties to reach a settlement that compensates you. And we fight for your rights in court at trial.
Washington, DC Resources
- File a police report online after a car accident.
- Washington DC statute of limitations for the time frame to file a car accident case.
- Maryland statute of limitations for the time frame to file a car accident claim.
- Virginia statute of limitations for the time frame to file a car accident lawsuit.
Call the Washington, DC Car Accident Lawyers of Regan Zambri Long Today.
If you or a loved one were injured in a Washington, DC rollover car accident, the experienced attorneys of Regan Zambri Long will advise you about whether you can receive compensation for your injuries in Washington, DC . We will help you understand your legal rights during your free case evaluation.
Call a Washington, DC accident lawyer at Regan Zambri Long at (202) 960-4596 or contact us using our online form to receive a free case evaluation and to discuss your situation and legal options.